Gluten Free Makeup

I was diagnosed with celiac disease 12 years ago. At that time finding gluten free food, makeup, personal care products, or being able to go out to eat was stressful and the options were minimal. Researching every single item that I was either going to consume or allow to touch my skin was exhausting. There were days I would just cry because I could not find the product I needed that was safe for me to use.

Now it is MUCH easier to find gluten free products. Most items are labeled, but even still some are unsafe. The cross-contamination and the PPM (parts per million) of gluten that are allowed in products and still deemed “safe” makes my head spin. Luckily, if you are celiac or have a wheat/gluten sensitivity I have some good news…. I have found fabulous gluten free makeup! I am going to share my favorites!

Let’s start with an eye shadow palette, you cannot go wrong with the Boss Babe Palette! The name is amazing, the colors are fabulous (and each has its own fierce name as well). The pigmentation is extraordinary. I love that there are 10 shadows and that you get 5 matte and 5 shimmer. This allows you to create gorgeous day and evening looks with just one palette.

Lipstick is one of the most important products to ensure is gluten free. The risk of ingesting some of your lipstick or lipgloss is super high especially if you are wearing some while eating or drinking. I love this lip kit. It comes with a lip crayon and a creamy matte lipstick that will not leave your lips feeling dry. There are four options, my favorite is “Like Really Pretty” (as seen here) and “Berry Shady” – this one is a deep purple color that is gorgeous for summer, fall and spring!

Custom Foundation is amazing! I create a one-of-a kind foundation just for you. Each woman has her own recipe that I keep on file to easily remake when you run out. Appointments can be done in person or over zoom! I love this product so much because the quality is higher than any foundation that you can by in the store and you get your exact match! I also can put in skin care products into your foundation to make your skin healthier as you wear it.

These are just a few of my favorites! If you are gluten free or just trying to avoid gluten and need some assistance on finding a product not listed here, just shoot me a message!


Do you need a Wedding Planner?

As a makeup artist, I have the honor of enhancing the bride’s beauty on her wedding day and usually her bridesmaids and the occasional mother of the bride and/or mother of the groom. I am there early in the morning to have the bride and her wedding party ready for her ceremony or for the first look. I have seen the bride calm, cool, and collected as her wedding planner handles the last minute details and I have seen the bride in a panic because her wedding party isn’t setting things up right!

There is a sense of calm when you know someone is checking and DOUBLE checking everything while you enjoy your morning, getting pampered and ready to walk down the aisle. The last thing you want to have to do is be telling others what needs to go where and when!

Let me tell you, if I was getting married again…. or when we renew our vows, I am hiring a wedding planner. It will be Pearl, of Designed by Delsie, because I love her attention to detail, professionalism, and her personality. We just click! I have had the pleasure of working along side her as I enhanced a bride’s makeup for the wedding she had planned. I also attended a women’s only soiree that she had organized and it was impressive.

I feel all too often couple over look needing a planner when they are planning their wedding and I asked Pearl if she would allow me to interview her. I want you all to have the best experience on your wedding day and I do believe hiring a planner is the way to do it! Check out the interview and let us know what you think!


Are there advantages to a winter wedding?

Winter weddings are beautiful, sweat free, and stunning! The deep colors of flower arrangements, your makeup, and even his suit/tux will have you and your guests swooning. You will not need to worry about sweating off your makeup, about guests being hot, about your groom sweating his you know whats off, or about the heat bothering anyone.

There are gorgeous indoor locations that you can have your wedding. This is at the Providence Library and I am loving the old architecture and the timelessness of it all.

The greens of the cake and his tux are beautiful. Her makeup brings out her eyes and the beauty of her smile.
I love staying on hand to ensure you look flawless for all your big moments of the day!


Other benefits to having a winter wedding:

  • Most dates will be available
  • Discounts because its off season for many venues
  • No worries about sunburns, tan lines, or peeling from post sun burns
  • No sweating
  • Honeymoon location will be less busy than if you traveled in summer
  • More guests are available to come
  • Makeup trial can be done in the fall
  • Winter colors are beautiful
  • You get to choose a beautiful shall or coat to accompany your dress
  • Your anniversary will be at a time of year when you will want to get out and celebrate, plus you wont have to worry about it being on a weekend that others want to have an event!
  • The chance to have beautiful wedding photos in the snow
  • Hot cocoa!

There is no wrong season to get married in. You should do what makes the two of you smile and happy. I just love the winter and the beauty and peacefulness that comes with it.

The amazing vendors who created this gorgeous winter wedding:


Beauty and Confidence Tribe

Love your body as it is fully and completely. Boudoirs by Mallory and I have put our vision and mission to help all women feel beautiful and confident into action. Beauty has so many facets and we think the most beautiful thing is confidence and loving yourself. These gorgeous women support us in our mission to help every woman feel confident and beautiful in her own skin. 💜 ⠀

No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart. Her heart is so big. She cares so deeply about others and helping people find joy.

Her smile is everything!

Cancer sucks, but her attitude does not! Scars are left to prove how strong she is. She is showing others how to live life to the fullest and not letting anything stop her.

This momma is beautiful and confident!
Beauty and confidence
Beauty is grace and confidence

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. – Audrey Hepburn

Her eyes are stunning, as are her tattoos!

Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself.
Beauty is ageless

Being confident is beautiful. Every woman has so many talents and beauty to share with the world and there should be nothing to stop her.

Ladies, we are our own worst critiques and it needs to stop! You are beautiful😍 Every size, every color, every race, every age, each and every one of you reading this are BEAUTIFUL! ⠀

Embrace the body you have! Love your curves, your smile, your muscles, your height, your bust size, your hips, your butt; love each part of you! Girl, your smile and strength can change the world💪 ⠀


Boudoirs by Mallory and I are so proud to have started this Beauty and Confidence Tribe.

Each woman who does a boudoir session with us is going to become a part of our strong tribe of amazing women. We will encourage and empower each other. We all have an excuse to not have our photos taken and we are here to tell you to stop listening to the excuse. You are gorgeous exactly as you are in this moment in your life. So come let me enhance your beauty. You will feel beautiful and confident as you step in front of Mallory’s camera for your photoshoot. http://Www.boudoirsbymallory.com

Wedding Makeup Styles

There is a difference look for every bride, every season, every style. I know it can be quite overwhelming to determine your makeup look for your wedding day! There are so many photos on pinterest and instagram that it can really make your head spin. I am here to help! I want you to be THIS happy and excited when you see how pretty you look.

During your trial, we will discuss all the details of your wedding day. What colors your flowers are going to be, the style of your dress, whether you are having a day or evening wedding. I want to know the feel of your wedding – beachy, romantic, royal- the possibilities are endless.

I will also find out what your favorite feature on your face is! What is that part that you want to highlight. For me, I love my big smile – which is why I love wearing bright lipstick! I love learning what your favorite feature is and why. Having positive feelings about ourselves makes us even more beautiful!

Once we have discussed the details of your wedding, you can show me some inspiration pictures that you have and then we can see if any of those also fit into the style wedding you are having. Sometimes we like pictures, but then realize they do not fit our vision. Once we an idea of what you want, I will get to work enhancing your beauty.

Once your trial is over and you are super happy and excited about your look, I write it all down, suggest skin care routine for the month leading up to your wedding and order you a lipstick if you want to be able to have it with you for touch ups on your wedding day and then also have for the honeymoon!

I have no minimum requirement for your wedding day. If it is just you needing makeup or if it is you and your wedding party, I am happy to enhance your beauty. Cannot wait to discuss your look for your day!

What products do you need to recreate that look?

Are there times when you see a photo and you want to recreate that look? I know the answer is YES because I feel the same way as I scroll through instagram and pinterest. The first thing to understand is that the skin type/color of the woman is probably not the same as you and therefore the look will be a little different. If you are not using the same products the makeup artist used then the look will be a little different.

This look is one that I love and I am going to share what products I use.

I start by prepping her face…. this includes using a micellar cleanser, toning, and moisturizing her face. This is an important step to ensure her makeup looks flawless.

Next I start on her eyes. The products I use are:

  • Eye base – This is a primer for your eyelids and is often overlooked, but shouldn’t be!
  • In the Nude eyeshadow palette – gorgeous colors, I used every color except Luxe on her look! Lightest colors are in the corner by nose and in arch of eyebrow. Darkest colors goes on the corners of her eyes.
  • Little Black Dress eyeliner – this is a stunning gel eyeliner that will really make your eyes pop. It can go on upper lid in lash line and lower lid in waterline.
  • Fiber Lush mascara– girl, forget out needing fake lashes! This mascara is amazing and gives you longer and thicker lashes that last all day.

I do everything except her mascara and then I apply her facial makeup. The reason I do not do the mascara yet is that I like it to be the last step; its my preference.

  • Primer – If you think about your makeup like painting a wall, first you need to prime it. This evens out your skin tone, and will allow you to use less foundation and will help your foundation last all day
  • Insta-smooth – this hides all your pores and fine lines before you put on your foundation. I think of it as botox in a bottle! It is a cream that fills in everything so your foundation won’t sink into any. If we continue will the wall analogy, this would be the smackle. I only use it in my “problem” areas
  • Foundation – on her I used creamy natural illuminating foundation. I can also make you your own custom foundation to ensure a perfect match, but this color was ideal for her skin tone. When applying foundation I like going from the top of your face down.
  • Long-wear Concealer -I use the light with pink undertone. The pink undertone covers up dark purple circles. Make sure you apply using a V pattern.
  • Baby Doll blush – a pretty pink for her cheeks. Be sure to brush it all the way to your hair line.
  • 3-in-1 contour kit – powders to help contour your face
  • Photo finish setting powder – it has the most glorious light reflecting pigments in it to give you a flawless look in all your photos. It is like walking around and everyone sees you with a pretty filter on. I use this even when I do not do my makeup so my face looks better than it does sans makeup.
  • 10 years younger setting spray – because we all want to look young and beautiful! Listen, the reason we start to look older is because our makeup creases and sinks into those fine lines and wrinkles on our face. To prevent this I spray this setting spray numerous times…. after foundation and concealer and then after powders.

Last, but not least I do her lips!

  • MUAH 2 step lip treatment – exfoliation and a mask for your lips. Dry and cracked lips do not look good with lipstick on them. You want them to be smooth.
  • Dusty Rose lip crayon – You need to outline your lips. It helps to prevent your lip stick from bleeding and it will allow you to give them the perfect shape.
  • All day liquid lipstick – I used the color called Hopeless. I love these lipsticks because of how long they last and the beautiful colors they are.

Those are all the products I use. The reason they are all Motives is because this brand is gluten free, cruelty free, and paraben free. They use the highest quality ingredients and the pigmentation of the products is superior to other brands. Being a celiac, I have to ensure that the products I use personally and that are in my kit contain zero gluten!

If you have allergies or believe you have sensitive skin, let’s talk. Most people are sensitive to the chemicals that cosmetic companies use in their products. I would love to help you find products that will not cause irritation. I have virtual lessons and consultations available

Photography by Kimlynchauvin.com

How do you wash your face?

Do you wash your face while showering? Do you wash in AM and PM? Are you removing your makeup every night before you go to bed? Washing and hydrating your face is a process that is not to be rushed. The skin on your face is sensitive and thin; it requires careful consideration when caring for it! Washing and removing makeup at night is one of the many things you MUST do to maintain beautiful youthful skin. Many of us do not take proper care of our face. I am here to help!

The Best 7 Step Skincare Routine:

  1. Cleanse
  2. Exfoliate
  3. Tone
  4. Mask
  5. Treat
  6. Moisturize
  7. SPF

You should be taking good care of your face, you only get one! Let’s work together to make it stay as flawless and youthful for the longest amount of time possible. I am offering skincare consultations through zoom to discuss your current routine and to determine the most effective result-producing regiment for you.

All of our skin types are different and will change as we age. There are environmental factors as well. Having a conversation with you and determining your skin needs will help us create a comprehensive skin care regimen that is perfectly designed just for you. We will also review your diet and nutrition because there is a strong link between the two.

My consultation with you is designed to educate you on best practices and provide you with the solutions you have been searching for. Or start by taking a quick skincare analysis!

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